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Irina Moga

Irina Moga

Photo: Irina Moga, 2021

Irina Moga is an award-winning Toronto writer and the author of five poetry collections. 

Irina's latest book, "Variations sans palais," a collection of poems written in French, was published  by Éditions L’Harmattan in France in September 2020. The book was awarded the inaugural international prize "Dina Sahyouni" in 2022. The prize "recognizes the work of an immigrant, exiled or refugee woman in the country of her residence" and will be awarded every year on March 8th   (International Women’s Day).

Listen to an interview about this book on Toronto's radio station CHOQ FM 105.1.

"Sea Glass Circe", published in December 2019, was selected by the jury of the Toronto LitUp! for an official launch part of the Toronto LitUp!, Toronto International Festival of Authors series of events in 2020.

"Pictopoems of Berlin", co-authored with the German artist Tatiana Arsénie, was released in 2018.

Irina's poetry, book reviews and short fiction have appeared or will be forthcoming in publications in Canada, France, the US, the UK, Germany and Romania such as Canadian Literature, carte-blanche, Poetry Quarterly, The New York Quarterly, Lettres Capitales, ProP(r)ose Magazine, Poésie Mag and others. 

c/o Writers' Union of Canada
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English, French, Romanian


Variations sans palais. 2020, Éditions L'Harmattan, Paris, France
Sea Glass Circe. 2019, Leaside Books, Toronto
Pictopoems of Berlin. 2018, Amazon


The international literary prize "Dina Sahyouni" for "Variations sans palais", Éditions L'Harmattan, Paris, 2020., 2022
Official book launch through Toronto LitUp!, Toronto International Festival of Authors for Sea Glass Circe, 2020
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